In the next few weeks, The Reading Tub, Inc. will celebrate its fourth anniversary. In October 2003 I launched the first Reading Tub website as a place parents could go to find great books to read with their children. Some history …
When I started the Reading Tub® , I focused on the “learning” aspect of literacy. That’s where “Turning a page … Opening the World”® comes from. Get a child to love (or even just like) reading and you will expand his natural curiosity and imagination … and along the way engender a love of learning.
But our goal really is bigger than just learning. It is, simply, to bring reading home to families. This is my mantra because it is a statement captures the various facets of children’s literacy and reading on several levels. We want to …
* Encourage parents/grandparents/aunts/uncles to read with the children in their lives … even kids who can read independently can benefit from time shared reading aloud with Mom or Dad.
* Help these adults find great books that match their kids’ interests and reading levels (and skip the over-hyped stuff!).
* Provide information that explains why reading with a child at home is so important. It is the most important homework there is!
* Post articles and provide links to resources that help parents/grandparents/teachers teach their children to read.
Stay tuned for more history in the coming days!